For a beautiful city that enjoys international fame, Antwerp in Belgium offers very few, top level hotels. One exception is the the luxury Maison Delaneau Boutique Hotel.
So, when the premises next to the former Bed & Breakfast “Slapen enzo” became available, managing director Jeanette Doezé dreamt of combining these two buildings into one luxury hotel.
She found a partner in Luc Dheedene, the man behind the best Antwerp hot spots – Verso and Martini Bar.
Jeanette Doezé’s special knowledge of the travel industry and Luc Dheedene’s trend awareness have resulted in a luxury, boutique hotel – Maison Delaneau.
Under the motto of ‘Small is Beautiful’, Maison Delaneau boasts eleven exclusive rooms and suites, some of which are equipped with a Jacuzzi, an open fire, a private garden or sauna. For the interior design they called upon the services of interior architect Stephan Hommerin. The result is a minimalistic, timeless design in which innovative composition goes hand in hand with natural raw materials and state-of-the-art technology. Moreover, most rooms offer a laptop safe, mini-bar and internet facilities.
All reputable luxury hotels boast a spa area for relaxation and beauty care. This is also the case at Maison Delaneau. The spa is like a haven of peace with delightful massage rooms, a hydro tub, a steam room and wet room.
As the first beauty institute in Belgium, the Spa Delaneau also uses products by REN, a name which beauty addicts will undoubtedly be familiar with. This trendy British cosmetics brand is highly popular with celebrities, such as Kate Moss, and has quickly acquired cult status. Deservedly so, because all REN products are free from parabens and other synthetic ingredients. Its bio-active ingredients guarantee visible skin rejuvenation.
Combined with relaxing facial and body care, this is the crème de la crème. The ‘à la carte’ Delaneau Spa treatments appeal to one’s imagination. A small sample of the treatments available include: Serenity (facial pressure point massage), Day is Done (glycolactic peel mask for radiant skin) or Bliss (a deep body massage using hot and cold lava stones).
In view of the fact that the spa area is also accessible to non-hotel residents, we have also designed some faster treatments, which are ideal for enjoying during a lunchtime break. Under the collective name of ‘Small Wonders’, there is, for example, the ‘Quick Fix (a 30 minute pre-party facial), the Sugar Wax, and the ‘Real Man’ (facial for men, lasting 60 minutes).
Hotel guests enjoy an extensive breakfast in the lounge; an open lounge with a crackling open fire that creates a cosy atmosphere to retreat to on cold days. Non-hotel residents can also use this room to escape from busy city life and enjoy an afternoon tea in a pleasant setting. Delaneau Salon is also perfect to meet up with people for a pre-dinner drink. Its exclusive wines, champagne and exquisite nibbles will tempt even the most demanding of gourmets.
Karel Rogierstraat 18-20, Antwerp
Tel +32 (0)3 216 27 85